Accident Cessna 172K Skyhawk ZS-FJU, Wednesday 21 February 2024
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Date:Wednesday 21 February 2024
Time:c. 18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172K Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sun Quest Aviation
Registration: ZS-FJU
MSN: 17257168
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Baragwanath Airfield (FASY), Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Baragwanath/Syferfontein Airfield (FASY)
Destination airport:Baragwanath/Syferfontein Airfield (FASY)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
According to the eyewitness, upon arrival at Runway 31, the aircraft conducted two circuits uneventfully, on the third circuit, the aircraft was seen floating approximately 1 metre (m) above the runway, towards the end of the runway. The aircraft went nose up followed by what sounded like an engine stoppage, moments later the engine came back online. At approximately 120m from the runway the aircraft impacted the gravel road and came to rest facing the northerly direction. One body was found few metres from the wreckage, whilst the other body was found inside the wreckage.

Sources:

FlyAfrica
https://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=263603

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/33460_1646381155.jpg (photo)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 May 2021 ZS-FJU 0 Zebula Airfield sub

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2024 16:40 Captain Adam Added
22-Feb-2024 17:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]
22-Feb-2024 18:36 ASN Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
22-Feb-2024 20:45 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
22-Feb-2024 20:53 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]
23-Feb-2024 15:36 Anon. Updated [Phase]
14-May-2024 17:11 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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